Chateau de Beaucastel
Chateauneuf du Pape 2000
France , southern rhone
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate , Lisa Perrotti Brown - Nov 2009
Deep garnet colour with a faint touch of brick in the rim. Classic Beaucastel earthy/meaty/gamey nose with an undercurrent of stewed strawberries, Chinese dried plums and soy. Quite elegant on the palate with a medium to full body and a reasonably taut structure of medium to high acidity and a medium level of velvety tannins. Layer upon layer of spices and savoury flavours. Long finish.